MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves will take at least a year to make any long-term decisions on the future of their minor league basketball ties, team president Flip Saunders said Wednesday.
The organization's former NBA D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, announced earlier in the week it'd be teaming up exclusively with the Miami Heat. At the moment, that leaves Minnesota without an official location to send its players to either gain professional experience or rehab from injury.
But the Timberwolves aren't in a rush to make any permanent resolutions.
"We're gonna evaluate it through the year and see what we do," said Saunders, who coached the Skyforce (then a member of the Continental Basketball Association) in 1994-95 before taking over as Minnesota's head coach. "Right now, I want to scout the league a little bit more for a year before we decide if we want to do anything either way."
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